Math is your friend
The Feminist Press presents STEMinism, an all day conference for inspiring STEM students, featuring Dr. Eugenia Cheng. This conference is for NYC-area high school and college students who represent the future of STEM research and innovation.
In its inaugural year, more than 400 students attended.
April 26, 2017
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave
NY, NY 10016
ABOUT THE KEYNOTE:
Dr Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and pianist. She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is now Honorary Fellow at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Visiting Fellow at City University, London. She has previously taught at the universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics is from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of "math phobia". Her first popular math book, How to Bake Pi, was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The book has been translated into six languages so far. Eugenia was an early pioneer of math on YouTube and her videos have been viewed over a million times to date. She has also assisted with mathematics in elementary schools and high schools for 15 years. Her next popular math book on infinity will be published in 2017. Eugenia is also a concert pianist and runs the Liederstube, a Not For Profit organization in Chicago bringing classical music to a wider audience. www.eugeniacheng.com and twitter.com/DrEugeniaCheng